Driving about 75 miles, approximately 90 minutes to Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. Hiking 4.3 miles; rolling hills.
In the dining hall, we'll choose from the buffet.
Upon our arrival at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, a Ranger will provide us with historical perspective on the events that occurred here and show us around the McLean House. This historic home is where the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered, beginning the end of the Civil War. We will also look around the village of Appomattox Court House.
At the park, we’ll have bag lunches.
The Appomattox National Battlefield covers over 1700 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. Most visitors, however, only visit the village. We will hike approximately 4.3 miles through the battlefield accompanied by experienced hikers Leonard and Laurie Adkins. These trails are through rolling hills and range in difficulty from easy to moderate.
Buffet style meal.
Adding another layer to our outdoor experience, Leonard Adkins will present his program, “Traversing Ancient Mountains: 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail.” The presentation, accompanied by live narration, is a compilation of all five of his journeys on the trail and depicts a typical "thru" hike.